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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

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Author: Thomas Hardy
When false things are brought low,
And swift things have grown slow,
Feigning like froth shall go,
      Faith be for aye.
Between us now.

Author: Thomas Hardy
Whence comes solace? Not from seeing,
What is doing, suffering, being;
Not from noting Life’s conditions,
Not from heeding Time’s monitions;
  But in cleaving to the Dream
  And in gazing at the Gleam
On a fine Morning.

Author: Thomas Hardy
Why doth IT so and so, and ever so,
This viewless, voiceless Turner of the Wheel?
The Dynasts. Fore Scene. Spirit of the Pities.

Author: Thomas Hardy
A local thing called Christianity.
The Dynasts. Spirit of the Years. Sc. 6.

Author: Thomas Hardy
          Aggressive Fancy working spells
Upon a mind o’erwrought.
The Dynasts. Act i. Sc. 6. Napoleon.

Author: Thomas Hardy
Ere systemed suns were globed and lit
The slaughters of the race were writ.
The Dynasts. Act ii. Sc. 5. Semichorus.

Author: Thomas Hardy
  My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
The Dynasts. Spirit sinister.

Author: Thomas Hardy
  A nice unparticular man.
Far from the madding Crowd.

Author: Thomas Hardy
  A little one-eyed blinking sort of place.
Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

Author: Thomas Hardy
  Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
The Hand of Ethelberta.

Author: Thomas Hardy
  A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
The Hand of Ethelberta.

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